7 ERDI Protocols for Keeping on Track and on Target

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Have you ever wanted to know what's important to other ERDI public safety dive teams for ensuring a successful dive call? We personally asked a few dive teams what is important to them for ensuring their team stays on track and on target and this is what they said...

Hypothermia: A Woman's Response

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Do you know the differences in the male and female bodies which make them respond to cold differently? This can be important to consider when potentially talking about or even performing an ice rescue. We’re exploring more about the things that cause females and males to react differently when hypothermia is in question.

After Action Reports + Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

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Completing the proper documentation after every call is crucial to team success. It can also aid in avoiding the potential of running into any potential problems in the future. Here's a quick guide to understanding what your critical incident stress debriefings are and how you'll need to utilize them effectively.

Crime Scene Investigation vs. Non-Evidence Recovery

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Do you know the difference between crime scene recovery and non-evidence recovery? The differences might not be as great as you think. In this article, we will look at the similarities and differences between these two types of recovery.

Law Enforcement and Fire Department Dive Teams, Working As One

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Have you heard about the common beef between law enforcement and fire department public safety dive teams? It is real and alive; however, we’re calling for these teams to work together for the common good. Learn more about how these two types of teams can work together for the benefit of the community.

ERDI Testifying in Court

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Public safety divers often juggle a lot of roles. While you may not be called to testify for each and every call you go on. It's important to know what you need to do to be prepared to be called to testify no matter what call you go on. In this article we'll touch on the things you should keep in mind just in case.

ERDI PSD Tips and Cautions

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Is your team on the same page in regards to what certain terms mean? Do you have team members with all different backgrounds or even training? If you answered yes to either of these questions this article is for you.

Obtaining Corporate Funding for Your Public Safety Dive Team

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Getting funding for a public safety team is no easy feat. It seems that no matter how experienced or large a team is, there’s still never enough to go around. In this article, we’ll walk you through a few unique ways to get corporate funding for your public safety dive team.

Visual Clues

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Learn more about how your team can use visual clues to plan rescue dives. There are three main visual clues you can use to assess any dive site. We're breaking them down in detail.

When Is It a Crime Scene?

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Do you know when a call becomes a crime scene? We're breaking down the specific things that make a public safety call out a crime scene and why. While this may seem obvious it's worth a review from time to time.

The Pre-dive Safety Checklist

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Safety should always be the number one goal and the first step to safety is doing everything you can to prevent a problem. That’s where checklists come in, specifically pre-dive checklists. These lists are a little different compared to your standard Open Water Diver pre-dive checklist. Learn more about what public safety divers should go over.

Please Explain the Basics!

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We’re taking you back to the basics in this one. Does your team know all of the gas laws backward and forward? These are a necessity to keeping your team safe and preventing injuries. Tony Pietrantonio, a commercial diver, public safety diver, supervisor, and instructor helps us take a closer look into the basics every team should work to master.